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Kotlety Wolowe Siekane (Polish Ground Beef Cutlets)

  • Author: Polish Housewife
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 80 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Polish


A delicous Polish steak-like cutlet made with ground beef


  • 1/2 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 pounds ground beef (or mix of beef and pork)
  • 4 slices bacon, finely diced (easier if they’re lightly frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • dash of ground marjoram
  • flour for dredging
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup beef stock


  1. Cook onion in 1 tablespoon butter until just beginning to brown, cool
  2. Add bread crumbs and milk to a bowl, stir, add egg, ground meat, bacon, salt, pepper, marjoram, and cooked onions
  3. Mix until well combined, form into 6 oblong patties about an inch thick, lightly dredge in flour
  4. Brown meat patties (on both sides) in 2 tablespoons melted butter, add beef broth, cover and simmer for 1 hour


Add extra delicousness by serving topped with sauted mushrooms and a bit of the cooking broth, and a sprinkle of fresh herbs. In this case, garlic chives.

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